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1943 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
LOCKHART, Ruth J. (Shidlow) 73, of Pepperell, MA, formerly of Billerica, passed peacefully in her home on September 16, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on May 19, 1943 to the late Isadore and Loretta Shidlow and predeceased by her siblings, Leatrice Jeffries, Howard Shidlow, Barbara Reinstein, Felice Lewis, and Bernard Shidlow. Ruth will be reunited with her husband of 34 years, the late Robert "Chuck" Lockhart.

Ruth is survived by her three children, Leah Tully of Pepperell, MA, Rob Lockhart and his wife Cheryl of Nashua, NH, and Rachael Bonner and her husband Bob of Ayer, MA, as well as her brother, Richard Shidlow of Pepperell and Debra Souder of Cape Coral, FL. Ruth leaves behind her seven grandchildren, Christopher, Korey, Jeffrey, Courtney, Jay, Adam, & Alexis, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will held Thursday 10 AM, September 22, at Our Lady of Grace Parish worshipping at St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell. Burial to follow at Newton Cemetery. Visiting Hrs. Wed. 5-8 PM at the McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113), PEPPERELL. Please see www.mcgaffigan.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 20, 2016
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